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VETERINARY AND PARA-VETERINARY PROFESSIONS ACT NO. 19 OF 1982

[ASSENTED TO 16 FEBRUARY, 1982]
[DATE OF COMMENCEMENT: 1 OCTOBER, 1982]

(English text signed by the State President)

as amended by

Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Amendment Act, No. 19 of 1989
Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Amendment Act, No. 13 of 1993

ACT



To provide for the establishment, powers and functions of the South African Veterinary Council; for the registration of persons practising veterinary professions and para-veterinary professions; for control over the practising of veterinary professions and para-veterinary professions; and for matters connected therewith.

1. Definitions

In this Act, unless the context otherwise indicates -

'animal' means any vertebrate other than man;

'corporation' means a close corporation incorporated as such in terms of the Close Corporations Act, 1984 (Act No. 69 of 1984);

[Definition of 'corporation' inserted by s. 1 (a) of Act No. 19 of 1989.]

'council' means the council established by section 2;

'Minister' means the Minister of Agriculture;

[Definition of 'Minister' substituted by s. 1 (b) of Act No. 19 of 1989.]

'officer' means an officer as defined in section 1 of the Public Service Act, 1984 (Act No. 111 of 1984);

[Definition of 'officer' substituted by s. 1 (c) of Act No. 19 of 1989.]

'para-veterinary profession' means a profession referred to in a notice under section 21;

'prescribe' means prescribe by regulation;

'registrar' means the Registrar appointed in terms of section 14;

'regulation' means any regulation made under this Act;

'rule' means any rule made by the council under section 30;

'student' means a person who is enrolled at a university or other educational institution in the Republic as a student for a degree, diploma or certificate prescribed under section 20;

'this Act' includes the regulations;

'veterinarian' means any person who is registered or deemed to be registered in terms of this Act to practise the veterinary profession of veterinarian;

'veterinary profession' means the profession of veterinarian or veterinary specialist;

'veterinary specialist' means any person who is registered with a particular speciality in terms of this Act to practise the veterinary profession of veterinary specialist.

 

Links to African Council websites

Veterinary Statutory Bodies in Africa
http://www.rr-africa.oie.int/en/RC/en_vsbs.html

Veterinary Council of Namibia
http://www.van.org.na/section.php?secid=10

Veterinary Council of Zimbabwe (department of livestock and veterinary services)
http://www.dlvs.gov.zw/

Kenya Veterinary Board
http://kenyavetboard.org/

Veterinary Council of Tanzania
http://www.mifugouvuvi.go.tz/vertinary-council-of-tanzania/

Botswana Veterinary Association
http://www.bva.org.bw/bva_content.php?id=2